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Map corrections

About map share

Map Share helps you correct map errors. You can correct several types of map error.

To make corrections to your own map, tap Map corrections in the Services menu.

Note: Map Share is not available in all regions. For more information, go to http://www.tomtom.com/mapshare.

Correcting a map error

Important: For safety reasons, do not enter the full details of a map correction while you are driving. Mark the location of the map error instead and enter the full details later.

To correct a map error, do the following:

  1. Tap Map corrections in the Services menu.
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  2. Tap Correct a map error.
  3. Select the type of map correction you want to apply.
  4. Select how you want to select the location.
  5. Select the location. Then tap Done.
  6. Enter the details of the correction. Then tap Done.
  7. Select whether the correction is temporary or permanent.
  8. Tap Continue.

The correction is saved.

Types of map correction

To make a correction to your map, tap Map corrections in the Services menu, then tap Correct a map error. There are several types of map correction available.


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(Un)block street

Tap this button to block or unblock a street. You can block or unblock the street in one or both directions.

For example, to correct a street near to your current location, do the following:

  1. Tap (Un)block street.
  2. Tap Near you to select a street near your current location. You can select a street by name, a street near your Home location or a street on the map.
  3. Select the street or section of a street you want to correct by tapping it on the map.
    The street you select is highlighted and the cursor shows the name of the street.
  4. Tap Done.
    Your device shows the street and whether the traffic is blocked or allowed in each direction.Important: Not all features on this screen can be controlled using the commander. Use the touchscreen instead.
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  5. Tap one of the direction buttons to block or unblock the flow of traffic in that direction.
  6. Tap Done.

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Reverse traffic direction

Tap this button to correct the traffic direction of a one-way street, where the direction of traffic is different to the direction shown on your map.

Note: Reverse traffic direction only works for one-way streets. If you select a two-way street you will be given the chance to block/unblock the street rather than changing the direction.


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Edit street name

Tap this button to change the name of a street on your map.

For example, to rename a street near to your current location:

  1. Tap Edit street name.
  2. Tap Near you.
  3. Select the street or section of a street you want to correct by tapping it on the map.
    The street you select is highlighted and the cursor shows the name of the street.
  4. Tap Done.
  5. Type the correct street name.
  6. Tap Done.

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Change turn restrictions

Tap this button to change and report incorrect road turn restrictions.


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Change road speed

Tap this button to change and report the road speed limit.


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Add or remove rotary

Tap this button to add or remove a rotary.


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Add missing POI

Tap this button to add a new Point of Interest (POI).

For example to add a new restaurant near to your current location:

  1. Tap Add missing POI.
  2. Tap Restaurant in the list of POI categories.
  3. Tap Near you.
  4. Select the location of the missing restaurant.
    You can select the location by entering the address or by selecting the location on the map. Select Near you or Near home to open the map at your current location or at your Home location.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Type the name of the restaurant then tap OK.
  7. If you know the telephone number of the restaurant you can type it, then tap OK.
    If you don't know the number, just tap OK without typing a number.

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Edit POI

Tap this button to edit an existing POI.

You can use this button to make the following changes to a POI:

  • Delete the POI.
  • Rename the POI.
  • Change the telephone number of the POI.
  • Change the category that a POI belongs to.
  • Move the POI on the map.

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Comment on POI

Tap this button to enter a comment about a POI. Use this button if you cannot edit the error with the POI using the Edit POI button.


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Correct house number

Tap this button to correct the location of a house number. Enter the ad-dress that you wish to correct and then indicate on the map the correct location of that house number.


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Existing Street

Tap this button to edit an existing street. Once you have selected the street, you can select an error to report. You can select more than one type of error for a street.


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Missing Street

Tap this button to report a missing street. You have to select the start and end points of the missing street.


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City

Tap this button to report an error about a city, town or village. You can report the following types of error:

  • City is missing
  • Wrong city name
  • Alternative city name
  • Other

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Highway entrance/exit

Tap this button to report an error about a highway entrance or exit.


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Zip code

Tap this button to report an error about a ZIP code.


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Other

Tap this button to report other types of corrections.

These corrections are not immediately applied to your map but are saved in a special report.

You can report missing streets, errors in highway entrances and exits and missing rotaries. If the correction you want to report is not covered by any of these report types, enter a general description then tap Other.